February 28, 2011
United States is transforming its health care sector in order to give affordable and quality healthcare to its people. This system is envisioned to be accessible to every patient centered and evidence based care facility that will improve the health care. In order to realize this dream, the system requires drastic remodeling in various aspects (Domino, 2005). One of the major aspects that shall be considered is the nursing profession that represents the largest part of the system. By looking into various aspects of the nursing profession, nursing organizations as well as the state bodies can develop measures that will see futures developments within this sector. Of importance are the major issues in nursing like evidence based practice, education and training, staffing, research and leadership. This vision aims at addressing these aspects in the hope of recommending the best approaches to the development of nurses. It is envisioned that not only will they impact todays’ nurse but provide a platform on which future policy makers and leaders can direct nursing.
The Vision of Nursing
Following the signing into law the healthcare reform, United States took on the responsibility of transforming its healthcare system. The vision of this nation is to have affordable, quality, safe, and more accessible healthcare. This represents the largest transformation in the healthcare sector since 1965 during the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid program. Such changes not only affect the patient but also the healthcare provider. According to Domino (2005) nurses are the primary sources of primary healthcare, transformations of the healthcare system cannot ignore this organ. Furthermore improved healthcare system, accessibility and affordability, translate to an increase to an increase in the number of patients in the healthcare system.
The realization is that already the nursing profession faces
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